Music Birthday: Rick James

Today, February 1, 1948, Rick James was born James Ambrose Johnson Jr. in Buffalo, New York City, New York. James was featured on a 2020 single from Anthony Hamilton called ‘Back Together.’  The song, produced by 9th Wonder, pays homage to the 80s classic, ‘Fire and Desire’ by Rick James and Teena Marie.  Hamilton is…

KiDD Crash: ‘Why We Gotta Go There’

Today, December 1, 2020, the official music video for ‘Why We Gotta Go There’ by KiDD Crash has nearly 130 views. After being released to YouTube just four days ago, that rising view count speaks to Crash’s star power, you can call it “staying power.” ‘Why We Gotta Go There’ is track four on KiDD…

ScrilltownMO to release compilation mixtape December 25

On Christmas Day, indie label ScrilltownMO will drop it’s compilation mixtape “Street Music & Meditation: This Is My Therapy, Vol. 1” in conjunction with Sony Music. The head of ScrilltownMO, Mr. ScrilltownHimself aka Feddie Scrillz, has been in the music industry for more than two decades, having made music with childhood friends, striving for a…

HomageCollage: James Blake, “Assume Form”

🔊💜Today, January 18, 2019, James Blake released his fourth studio album, “Assume Form.” This album peaked at no. 21 on the US Billboard 200, and had 11 songs on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart: ‘Mile High’ ft. Metro Boomin & Travis Scott (no. 10), ‘Tell Them’ ft. Metro Boomin & Moses Sumney, ‘Barefoot in…